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1974 Miami Dolphins

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11-3-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.1, Offense: 3.9, Defense: 2.3, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 327 points (23.4/g), 3rd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 216 points (15.4/g), 6th.
 Differential of 111 points (7.9/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 10.2-3.8.

Coach: Don Shula (11-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Monte Clark
 Defensive Coordinator: Vince Costello

Stadium: Orange Bowl
 Training Camp: St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens, Florida)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Joe Robbie
Head Coach/de facto General Manager Don Shula
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 327 4275 884 4.8 31 13 20 272 171 283 2084 18 18 6.6 118 570 2191 25 3.8 134
Team Defense 216 3806 807 4.7 33 17 8 208 200 372 2182 14 16 5.4 117 404 1624 7 4.0 83
Lg Rank Offense 3 11 10 10 3 25 16 7 11 2 1 4 1 13
Lg Rank Defense 6 8 12 4 4 14 16 13 19 16 2 7 2 16

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-1 @ New England Patriots 24 34 18 310 221 89 2 22 373 177 196 1
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 1-1 @ Buffalo Bills 24 16 16 248 72 176 3 16 264 157 107 3
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 2-1 @ San Diego Chargers 28 21 25 391 218 173 2 19 392 189 203 1
4 Mon October 7 boxscore W 3-1 New York Jets 21 17 23 326 167 159 14 321 280 41 3
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 3-2 @ Washington Redskins 17 20 16 233 126 107 3 15 325 299 26 4
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 4-2 Kansas City Chiefs 9 3 23 296 107 189 3 11 200 64 136 1
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 5-2 Baltimore Colts 17 7 24 371 119 252 3 10 158 69 89 3
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 6-2 Atlanta Falcons 42 7 22 355 161 194 2 13 196 93 103 4
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 7-2 @ New Orleans Saints 21 0 16 222 81 141 16 273 116 157 1
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 8-2 Buffalo Bills 35 28 21 382 222 160 2 16 271 139 132 2
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 8-3 @ New York Jets 14 17 13 236 120 116 4 17 270 139 131 3
12 Mon December 2 boxscore W 9-3 Cincinnati Bengals 24 3 19 310 114 196 1 8 162 96 66 3
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 10-3 @ Baltimore Colts 17 16 18 262 84 178 2 13 268 145 123 1
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 11-3 New England Patriots 34 27 18 333 272 61 4 18 333 219 114 3
Playoffs
Division Sat December 21 boxscore L 11-4 @ Oakland Raiders 26 28 18 294 81 213 1 19 411 276 135 1

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
12 Bob Griese* 29 QB 13 13 10-3-0 152 253 60.1 1968 16 6.3 15 5.9 54 7.8 6.4 12.9 151.4 80.9 27 202 6.31 5.04 9.6 2 3
15 Earl Morrall 40 qb 14 1 1-0-0 17 27 63.0 301 2 7.4 3 11.1 46 11.1 7.6 17.7 21.5 86.1 3 16 9.50 6.33 10.0 1 1
86 Marlin Briscoe 29 4 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 1 11 -5.50 -5.50 50.0
21 Jim Kiick 28 RB 14 8 1 1 100.0 13 0 0.0 0 0.0 13 13.0 13.0 13.0 0.9 118.7 0 0 13.00 13.00 0.0
89 Nat Moore 23 KR/WR 13 7 1 1 100.0 31 0 0.0 0 0.0 31 31.0 31.0 31.0 2.4 118.7 0 0 31.00 31.00 0.0
Team Total 27.3 14 11-3-0 171 283 60.4 2313 18 6.4 18 6.4 54 8.2 6.6 13.5 165.2 81.2 31 229 6.64 5.20 9.9 3 4
Opp Total 14 200 372 53.8 2452 14 3.8 16 4.3 6.6 5.41 12.3 175.1 69.0 31 270 5.4 4.3 7.7

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
39 Larry Csonka* 28 FB 12 11 197 749 9 24 3.8 62.4 16.4 7 35 5.0 0 11 0.6 2.9 784 9 2
32 Benny Malone 22 rb 13 3 117 479 3 23 4.1 36.8 9.0 2 26 13.0 0 13 0.2 2.0 505 3 2
21 Jim Kiick 28 RB 14 8 86 274 1 15 3.2 19.6 6.1 18 155 8.6 1 19 1.3 11.1 429 2 0
36 Don Nottingham 25 14 2 66 273 8 24 4.1 19.5 4.7 3 40 13.3 0 20 0.2 2.9 313 8 2
22 Mercury Morris 27 rb 5 3 56 214 1 17 3.8 42.8 11.2 2 27 13.5 1 23 0.4 5.4 241 2 4
33 Hubert Ginn 27 9 0 26 99 2 41 3.8 11.0 2.9 2 3 1.5 0 3 0.2 0.3 102 2 2
12 Bob Griese* 29 QB 13 13 16 66 1 22 4.1 5.1 1.2 66 1 5
89 Nat Moore 23 KR/WR 13 7 3 16 0 15 5.3 1.2 0.2 37 605 16.4 2 48 2.8 46.5 621 2 1
86 Marlin Briscoe 29 4 3 1 17 0 17 17.0 4.3 0.3 11 132 12.0 1 20 2.8 33.0 149 1 0
15 Earl Morrall 40 qb 14 1 1 11 0 11 11.0 0.8 0.1 11 0 0
10 Don Strock 24 1 0 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -7.0 1.0 -7 0 0
88 Jim Mandich 26 TE 14 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 374 11.3 6 44 2.4 26.7 374 6 0
42 Paul Warfield* 32 WR 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 536 19.9 2 54 3.0 59.6 536 2 0
81 Howard Twilley 31 wr 13 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 256 10.7 2 21 1.8 19.7 256 2 0
82 Melvin Baker 24 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 121 30.3 2 46 0.4 13.4 121 2 1
80 Marv Fleming 32 14 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 1 3 0.1 0.2 3 1 0
Team Total 27.3 14 570 2191 25 41 3.8 156.5 40.7 171 2313 13.5 18 54 12.2 165.2 4504 43 25
Opp Total 14 404 1624 7 4.0 116.0 28.9 200 2182 10.9 14 14.3 155.9 3806 21 33

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
89 Nat Moore 23 KR/WR 13 7 9 136 0 42 15.1 22 587 0 40 26.7 1344
13 Jake Scott*+ 29 FS/PR 14 14 31 346 0 30 11.2 346
33 Hubert Ginn 27 9 0 12 235 0 30 19.6 337
32 Benny Malone 22 rb 13 3 6 159 0 73 26.5 664
53 Bob Matheson 30 LLB 14 8 5 65 0 25 13.0 65
40 Dick Anderson* 28 SS 14 14 3 9 0 6 3.0 9
49 Charlie Babb 24 14 0 2 29 0 20 14.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 29
23 Charlie Leigh 29 1 0 2 50 0 35 25.0 50
82 Melvin Baker 24 9 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 143
48 Henry Stuckey 24 14 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.3 14 46 520 0 42 11.3 49 1118 0 73 22.8 6142
Opp Total 14 42 259 0 6.2 64 1222 0 19.1

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
20 Larry Seiple 29 P 14 0 65 2511 60 0 38.6
1 Garo Yepremian 30 K 14 0 1 5 4 3 2 4 2 2 15 8 53.3% 43 43 100.0%
Team Total 27.3 14 1 5 4 3 2 4 2 2 15 8 53.3% 43 43 100.0% 65 2511 60 0 38.6
Opp Total 14 21 14 66.7% 25 24 96.0% 70 2744 39.2

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
13 Jake Scott*+ 29 FS/PR 14 14 8 75 0 30 0 0 2 1 14 0
12 Bob Griese* 29 QB 13 13 0 5 3 -8 0
22 Mercury Morris 27 rb 5 3 0 4 1 0 0
25 Tim Foley 26 LCB 13 11 2 -2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
32 Benny Malone 22 rb 13 3 0 2 2 0 0
33 Hubert Ginn 27 9 0 0 2 1 0 0
36 Don Nottingham 25 14 2 0 2 1 0 0
59 Doug Swift 26 llb 8 8 0 0 3 0 0
40 Dick Anderson* 28 SS 14 14 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 36 0
85 Nick Buoniconti 34 MLB 13 13 2 29 0 16 0
39 Larry Csonka* 28 FB 12 11 0 2 0 0 0
83 Vern Den Herder 26 LDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
57 Mike Kolen 26 RLB 14 14 1 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
53 Bob Matheson 30 LLB 14 8 1 10 0 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
89 Nat Moore 23 KR/WR 13 7 0 1 1 0 0
49 Charlie Babb 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Melvin Baker 24 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
51 Larry Ball 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Manny Fernandez 28 LDT 12 12 0 0 1 1 0
55 Irv Goode 34 14 0 0 1 0 -27 0
45 Curtis Johnson 26 RCB 13 12 0 0 1 2 0
67 Bob Kuechenberg* 27 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
23 Charlie Leigh 29 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
65 Maulty Moore 28 14 2 0 0 1 0 0
26 Lloyd Mumphord 28 13 3 0 0 1 0 0
64 Ed Newman 23 g 14 4 0 0 1 0 0
84 Bill Stanfill* 27 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
48 Henry Stuckey 24 14 2 1 21 0 21 0
Team Total 27.3 14 16 139 0 30 0 0 25 27 18 0 1
Opp Total 14 31 33 16

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Garo Yepremian 30 K 14 0 43 8 67
39 Larry Csonka* 28 FB 12 11 9 9 54
36 Don Nottingham 25 14 2 8 8 48
88 Jim Mandich 26 TE 14 10 6 6 36
32 Benny Malone 22 rb 13 3 3 3 18
82 Melvin Baker 24 9 0 2 2 12
33 Hubert Ginn 27 9 0 2 2 12
21 Jim Kiick 28 RB 14 8 1 1 2 12
89 Nat Moore 23 KR/WR 13 7 2 2 12
22 Mercury Morris 27 rb 5 3 1 1 2 12
81 Howard Twilley 31 wr 13 9 2 2 12
42 Paul Warfield* 32 WR 9 9 2 2 12
86 Marlin Briscoe 29 4 3 1 1 6
80 Marv Fleming 32 14 5 1 1 6
12 Bob Griese* 29 QB 13 13 1 1 6
25 Tim Foley 26 LCB 13 11 1 2
Team Total 27.3 14 25 18 43 43 8 1 327
Opp Total 14 7 14 3 1 24 14 216